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Creative Cups Returns

Get out your needle and thread, glue gun, beads, and paint. Creative Cups, the popular, life-affirming fund raising event of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, is back. This is the fourth time that Creative Cups has happened on Long Island and allows artists, breast cancer survivors, their friends, family members and others to use originality and creativity to transform ordinary bras into works of art. Creative Cups celebrates the lives of those living with breast cancer and those we have lost to this terrible disease. All are invited to participate by creating an “art bra” or becoming a sponsor.

Fran Mulholland from Hicksville along with her friend Emilia Goncalves decorated a bra for last year’s Creative Cups. Their bra was themed “Celebrating Another Birthday.”

“The inspiration for this design is the “Making Strides” slogan to celebrate another birthday,” they said. “One important part of the celebration is the self esteem that each breast cancer survivor gets back as a result of breast reconstruction. As the scars slowly fade away, so does the physical reminder of what she’s been through — the upset to her life. She can reclaim her life and celebrate each new day. Here’s to many happy, healthy birthdays to every breast cancer survivor.”

Hicksville’s Samantha Bowen joined with her ETA pledge class of Delta Sigma Pi to design a bra. Their bra is a reminder as to why they fight to find the cure.

“The colors we chose as well as the red rose are apart of our brotherhood. As a pledge class we created our motto to 'Always Aim High.' The purple feathers decorated around the bra express just that,” they said. “We want to accomplish what others couldn’t, and keep our spirits soaring high. A lot of birds have many different meanings. Ravens, for example are a symbol of fate. Fate brought us together as a pledge class and from there we want to achieve higher then others accomplishments. This bra is important to us because it symbolizes how many women we know fighting this battle, how strong and beautiful they truly are. The beads, and small flowers are there to show womanhood and the essence of its real beauty. The ETA pledge class is determined and won’t stop fighting along side their loved ones until there is a cure to end breast cancer.”

Submitted creations must be received by Oct. 15, to be included in the auction/gala (to be held on March 19, 2015 at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY). Those wishing to create a bra are encouraged to sign up early, as entrants will be limited to 200. For more information, guidelines and to register, visit www.adelphi.edu/creative-cups or call 800-877-8077.

News

Bullying is a serious problem in today’s society and the controversial topic was the focus at last Saturday’s  'Bully-Proof Your Child Seminar’ at East Coast MMA & Fitness Center in Hicksville. State Senator Jack Martins and Legislator Rose Marie Walker attended the program which ran in the newly renovated center on Woodbury Road.

“Bullying is a real issue in our communities and I want to thank East Coast Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness for agreeing to host this forum,” said Martins. “Teaching our kids self defense to protect themselves or to protect those around them is a great thing. We need to take every opportunity to teach our kids important life lessons.”

Old classmates reignited friendships and shared memories of their teenage years as the Hicksville High School Class of 1964 came together recently to celebrate their 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn in Plainview.

Among the attendees was Bob Cheeseman who met his wife, Lorraine (Kirwan) in middle school. They were serious throughout high school and married soon after. Bob said, “I enlisted in high school and went into the Air Force. I did 30 years active Air Force and another 15 after that. I retired in 2010 as a Brigadier General. After I retired, my wife received a certificate from the Governor of Texas and was designated a Yellow Rose of Texas.”


Sports

The Hicksville boys volleyball team improved to 3-3 on the season by topping Sewanhaka in three sets by the scores of 25-14, 25-20 and 25-13.

“We lost the first few matches this year but bounced back to win the last three,” said Hicksville’s second year Head Coach Kevin Bunting. “We have a young team — we lost three starters last year. We have no seniors on this team, but we have three juniors,” he added. Bunting noted that it will bode well for next year’s team when they have even more experience to build on.

It seemed to happen in an instant.

Hicksville forward Michael Osmundsen was touching the ball past Kellenburg goalkeeper Jack Abuin to slot the ball into an empty net to score the lone goal in the non-league 1-0 victory over the Firebirds.

It’s nothing short of what Comets boys soccer head coach Scott Starkey would expect. He described his forward as “very explosive, fast and he’s not just fast — he’s tenacious.”


Calendar

Community Council Meeting

October 2

Indoor Garage Sale

October 5

Movie: God’s Not Dead

October 5



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com